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Research in the natural sciences

The natural sciences study everything from the smallest of particles to the entire universe. Thanks to research in these areas, we continue to increase our knowledge about humans and everything around us, with a view to creating a better environment to live in – locally and globally.

The University of Gothenburg is a leader in European marine research and coordinates several large international research collaborations.

The departments of physics, mathematics and chemistry are involved in far-reaching cooperation with Chalmers University of Technology, and there is close collaboration with the Sahlgrenska Academy and University Hospital in the life sciences.

The Faculty’s research in the field of cultural conservation is unique in the country. In this field, researchers use a scientific approach to study topics with interdisciplinary links to the humanities, social science, art and architecture. 


Research areas

Our research spans vast areas – everything from basic science to applications for example in the fields of life science, biological diversity and environmental and climate studies. Listing of resarch areas at the Faculty of Science

Cross-disciplinary research

Centres of expertise and research are cross-disciplinary and may include several academic subjects, faculty areas and higher education institutions. The purpose of these centres is to manage areas and topics of interest that by nature span across several academic disciplines. Centres of expertise and research

Research infrastructures and resources

Excellent research requires access to high-quality research facilities and resources, such as research sites, laboratories, boats, technology platforms, apparatus, biological collections, databases, and software resources, together with the staff expertise required. Listing of research facilities

Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre

Aims to enhance and accelerate biodiversity research


Researchers Mats Olsson and Willow Lindsay from the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences talks about their research in evolutionary biology.

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